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spasmodic

 [spaz-mod´ik]
of the nature of a spasm; occurring in spasms.
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spas·mod·ic

(spaz-mod'ik),
Relating to or marked by spasm.
[G. spasmōdes, convulsive, fr. spasmos, + eidos, form]
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spasmodic

(spăz-mŏd′ĭk)
adj.
Relating to, affected by, or having the character of a spasm; convulsive.

spas·mod′i·cal·ly adv.
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"In discussing spasmodic dysphonia publicly as an inspiration, I never intended to demonize or vilify those with the disorder.
"Symptoms of spasmodic dysphonia generally develop gradually and with no obvious explanation."
Spasmodic dysphonia was thought to be a psychological condition and was described initially as a type of psychoneurosis from either occupational stress or emotional trauma.
This article describes the clinical uses of botulinum toxin to manage spasmodic dysphonia, singer's dystonia, essential vocal tremor, unilateral and bilateral laryngeal synkinesis, paradoxical vocal fold motion, and occupational oromandibular dystonia.
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